About us and our products
We are a small family run online business (husband and wife) in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK. We design, manufacture and sell unique cross stitch kits pre-wound in card bobbins.
Cross Stitch Kits include: Enlarged pattern (on A3 paper) with black and white symbols, instructions, 14 count or 16 count aida, or 28 count evenweave, needle and threads pre-wound on card bobbins. We use Madeira threads in our kits. Please note our designs are not printed on the fabric.
A little information about Madeira threads
Madeira is a German company that is a specialist in the world of industrial embroidery and decorative thread and has been for almost ninety years.
All Madeira embroidery and threads fulfill the Okotex standard 100 - qualities Classic, Polyneon, Burmilana have even been awarded the highest standard, CLASS I, which is the ultimate even for babies. This means that the thread does not contain any harmful or toxic substances which could be dangerous not just for babies, but to anyone. The company also has ISO 9001 Certification!
One of Madeira's biggest aims is to supply the best possible quality. Therefore Madeira concentrates on quality control even before production begins, by only buying high quality greige goods, as well as during and after the production process. Each dye-lot which leaves production is tested on embroidery machines and in laboratories.
All our products are placed in a large strong board backed envelope marked as "Do not bend" for safe transit. Our patterns are not photocopies, each pattern is printed on a Digital Laser printer on Premium 100GSM paper stock. Printer is permanently set to the highest resolution possible - 1200x1200 dpi. The 1st page is printed on a high definition Inkjet photo printer on 250GSM photo glossy paper. The colour range capability of this printer is higher than most photo development shops and is checked for colour consistency and matching of colour threads to give an as close as possible preview of what the chart looks like finished. We care for the environment and ensure any paper we use is FSC certified (ie from sustainable forests)
All of our cross stitch images, on our website and the ones on the pattern covers, show how the pattern will look when finished, not the painting or picture we started from.